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Melges 24 U.S. Nationals - Zenda Express leads

by U.S. Melges 24 Class Association on 17 Jun 2012
Melges 24 US National Championship - Photo: Jan Anderson International Melges 24 Class Association http://www.melges24.com/
2012 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship day 2 in Seattle, hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club (SYC) made up many times over for Friday's absence of racing.

Five heats were completed leaving former Melges 24 World Champion Harry Melges on Zenda Express in first overall. Six points behind, Australia's Warwick Rooklyn on Bandit was Melges' biggest challenger winning the last two heats of the day to finish second overall. Alan Field on WTF rounded out the top tier to finish third.

Saturday's conditions fully compensated the fleet with 15-20 knots of breeze and plenty of exciting Melges 24 racing. Melges was quick to sieze the championship lead, claiming bullets in races one, two and three. Rooklyn lashed back with momentum taking third and sixth in races two and three, then capitalizing on the increasing breeze to win races four and five of the day.

Former North American Champion Argyle Campbell on Rock n' Roll and Bruce Ayres' Monsoon rounded out the overall top five in fourth and fifth respectively.

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Results after 5 Races
1 28 Zenda Express   USA 835 Lake Geneva YC Harry Melges 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 6.0 11.0
2 24 Bandit   AUS 717 Cruising YC of Australia Warwick Rooklyn 6.0 3.0 6.0 1.0 1.0 17.0
3 21 WTF   USA 811 California YC Alan Field 2.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 15.0 ZFP 28.0
4 19 Rock n Roll   USA 795 Newport Harbor YC Argyle Campbell 11.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 7.0 28.0
5 15 Monsoon   USA 747 Newport Harbor YC Bruce Ayers 10.0 4.0 13.0 7.0 3.0 37.0
6 23 Viva   USA 855 San Francisco YC Don Jesberg 7.0 7.0 4.0 17.0 10.0 45.0
7 25 Wilco   USA 540 Grand Lake YC Douglas Wilhelm 8.0 8.0 5.0 12.0 15.0 48.0
8 16 pTeron   USA 379 Port Madison YC Dan Kaseler 4.0 5.0 11.0 4.0 25.0 ZFP 49.0
9 31 NOR*CAL   USA 449 San Francisco YC Jonny Goldsberry 5.0 9.0 14.0 13.0 9.0 50.0
10 27 Battle Rhythm   USA 786 Carolina YC Guy Mossman 17.0 19.0 12.0 6.0 2.0 56.0
11 8 Clumsy Ninjas   CAN 458 Royal Vancouver YC Gina Borza/Jeremy Wallace 12.0 18.0 8.0 9.0 31.0 ZFP 78.0
12 1 Meat Head Yes USA 498 Seattle YC Keith Hammer/Matt MacGregor 22.0 16.0 28.0 10.0 4.0 80.0
13 30 Little Whiz   USA 539 Seattle YC/CYC Seattle Matt Pistay 18.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 17.0 80.0
14 6 Banshee Yes USA 520 Seattle YC Derek Campbell 13.0 22.0 25.0 8.0 14.0 82.0
15 9 Honey Bucket Yes CAN 591 West Vancouver YC Sophie Stukas/Michael Bond 15.0 20.0 21.0 15.0 11.0 82.0
16 11 Trophy Wife Yes USA 243 CYC Seattle Glenn Klute 9.0 23.0 19.0 11.0 21.0 83.0
17 13 Brio   USA 26 Seattle YC Manfred Schmiedl 23.0 15.0 22.0 19.0 5.0 84.0
18 7 Mikey   USA 332 Anacortes YC Kevin Welch 21.0 14.0 17.0 26.0 12.0 90.0
19 10 Midsummer Yes USA 401 Port Townsend YC Stig Osterberg 3.0 13.0 27.0 35.0 OCS 13.0 91.0
20 26 Bandit   USA 351 Portland YC Paul Teveliet 16.0 25.0 20.0 14.0 16.0 91.0
21 12 12happythoughts   USA 675 CYC Seattle Dave Brede 25.0 31.0 9.0 18.0 19.0 102.0
22 29 Not Insured Yes USA 161 Seattle YC/CYC Seattle Jack Toland 28.0 17.0 10.0 21.0 27.0 103.0
23 2 Goose & Duck Yes SUI 596 Queen City YC Paul Bennett 27.0 24.0 16.0 22.0 22.0 111.0
24 4 Lekker Yes CAN 11 Royal Victoria YC Michelle/Gord Galbraith 24.0 11.0 7.0 35.0 DNF 35.0 DNS 112.0
25 5 Gravy   USA 246 CYC Seattle Abbey Norris 19.0 21.0 26.0 25.0 29.0 120.0
26 34 GRIN Yes CAN 80 Royal Victoria YC David Motherwell 26.0 12.0 32.0 27.0 28.0 125.0
27 32 Bones   USA 77 San Francisco YC Robert Harf/Christopher Farkas 33.0 28.0 23.0 24.0 20.0 128.0
28 14 Pickled Beets   USA 623 CYC Seattle John Rahn 35.0 DNS 26.0 29.0 16.0 23.0 129.0
29 35 DVS   CAN 218 Royal Victoria YC Paul Mais 29.0 29.0 18.0 23.0 30.0 129.0
30 36 Wild Ride Yes USA 398 Bellingham YC Jeff Vernon 20.0 35.0 DNF 24.0 28.0 26.0 133.0
31 33 Aquaholics   CAN 184 West Van/Royal Van YC Graeme Clendenan 31.0 27.0 30.0 30.0 25.0 143.0
32 3 USA 417   USA 417 Three Tree Point YC Alex Krawarick 14.0 35.0 DNF 35.0 DNS 35.0 DNS 35.0 DNS 154.0
33 20 Wiggle Room Yes USA 456 CYC Seattle Bruce Van Deventer 30.0 30.0 31.0 29.0 35.0 DNS 155.0
34 22 Distraction   USA 96 Sloop Tavern YC Tom Greetham 32.0 35.0 DNF 35.0 DNS 35.0 DNS 35.0 DNS 172.0
 





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